How much sod do I need?
Here's how to measure you yard for sod. Grab a piece of paper and draw the areas to be sodded. Break up the areas into the shapes listed below. Measure the areas and write down your measurements. Now, calculate the sq.ft. of you areas based on the equations listed below and total.
Square or Rectangle
To figure the area of a square or rectangle, measure the Length & Width and multiply.
Length x Width = Area
12 x 24 = 288 sq.ft.
A Right Triangle has one 90º corner. To figure the area of a right triangle, multiply the two sides that contact the right angle and divide by 2
Length x Width / 2 = Area
12 x 24 = 288 ÷ 2 = 144 sq.ft.
Circle, 1/2 Circle, 1/4 Circle
To figure the area of a circle, take the radius times the radius, then multiply by 3.14. Radius is a straight line from the center of a circle to the outside of the circle.
(Radius x Radius) x 3.14 = Area
6 x 6 = 36 x 3.14 = 113 sq.ft.
Half Circle divide by 2
6 x 6 = 36 x 3.14 = 113 / 2 = 56.5 sq.ft.
Quarter Circle divide by 4
6 x 6 = 36 x 3.14 = 113 / 4 = 28.25 sq.ft
Once you have your total sq. footage of your project space, you can now determine how much sod you need to purchase...
Due to the perishable nature and weight of sod, it is best to run short than to over order and have extra sod. We cannot take back sod once it has left our farms or been delivered at your house. This is a guide to help you measure accurately. Check your numbers twice. We cannot and do not take responsibly for footage figures unless we measure it ourselves. Order 5% to 10% over depending on shapes and curves.